RANGPUR: Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa at a dialogue here have sought UNICEF cooperation to turn Rangpur into a child and mother friendly city free from child marriage, reports BSS.
“Today’s children are the future of the nation. So, we must invest maximum for children to ensure their all rights for turning them into educated and worthy citizens for building a developed Bangladesh by 2041,” he said.Mostafa said this at the ‘Dialogue with City Mayor and Councilors’ organised by Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) with assistance of the UNICEF at conference room of North View Hotel here on Thursday afternoon as the chief guest.
Citing UNICEF report, Mayor Mostafa said many children still do not go to schools in the country where a lot of early marriages are taking place between 8th grade and 10th grade education of the girl children.
Mostafa urged the UNICEF to continue its activities in all 33 wards of Rangpur city to increase public awareness about negative impacts of child marriage and related issues through various programmes in the city.
“We must identify our problems of our urban children and mothers, and accordingly, we have to take necessary steps to resolve those to turn Rangpur into a mother and child friendly city,’ the Mayor added.
Presided over by Chief Health Officer of RpCC Dr. Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz, its Superintending Engineer Md. Amdad Hossain delivered the welcome speech in the dialogue.